Reading Minds: The Rhetoric of Consciousness

PWR 1WG - Spring 2018 - Instructor: Goldberg, W.

A guide to resources for PWR 1WG: Reading Minds: The Rhetoric of Consciousness

Background/Reference Sources

Use these sources to help you pick a topic and to provide context to your research based argument.

Electronic Searcheable Handbook with chapters on: Consciousness in Infants; Animal Consciousness. Normal and Abnormal States of Consciousness. Altered States of Consciousness: Drug Induced States.  Split-Brain Cases. Coming Together: the Unity of Conscious Experience. Quantum Mechanical Theories of Consciousness. Neurobiological Framework for Consciousness. Neuroscience of Free Will. Eastern Methods for Investigating Mind and Consciousness.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Green Library » Stacks » B808.9 .C36 2007
Online searchable reference book on Conciousness with chapters on all aspects of conciousness, including development, states of consciousness, language, memory, neuroscience, meditation, phyliosophy, evolution, anthropology, artificial intelligence
Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2008.
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Online reference source, includes sections on; impaired consciouness. Delirium. Stupor and coma. Herniation syndromes. Vegetative and minimally conscious states. Brain death.  Metabolic encephalopathies. Nutritional encephalopathies. Intoxications and poisoning. Anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and stroke. Inflammatory disorders and infections. Trauma. Seizures. Neoplasia and coma. Transplantation and coma. Pregnancy and coma. Psychogenic unresponsiveness and pseudoseizures. Management and ethcial issues: Impaired consciousness in the emergency room. Impaired consciousness in medical and surgical ICUs. 
2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2013.
Green Library » Stacks » BF121 .H213 2013 V.1
Also available online. Click on the Online link for the digital edition.  See the Chapter on Consciousness.
London : Academic Press, 2009.
Green Library » Information Center » BF311 .E53 2009 V.1
Los Angeles : SAGE, c2010.
Green Library » Information Center » BF311 .E497 2010 V.1
3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.
Green Library » Information Center » BF724 .H33 2009 V.1
1st ed. Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001.
Green Library » Jonsson Social Sciences Reading Room » H41 .I58 2001 V.1
London ; Burlington, MA : Academic Press, c2010.
Science Library (Li and Ma) » Stacks » QP360 .E52 2010 V.1
Green Library » Stacks » B808.9 .G458 2017
1st ed. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2009.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » QP411 .N48 2009
also available in print in the Biology Library QP411 .N48 2009.The first major book on the "Neurology of Consciousness", i.e. on the study of brain damages and disease states that lead to varying levels of disturbances in human consciousness (vegetative, coma, minimally conscious states, etc). It features articles from the main researchers in the field, including Christof Koch, Marcus Raichle, Allan Hobson, Nicholas Schiff, Joseph Fins, Michael Gazzaniga, and Lionel Naccache. 
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1996.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » QL785 .R27 1996

Selected Searchworks Subject Terms

Suggested Databases

When you are just starting, it's a good idea to use the  selected general and subject-specific databases . These ones are particularly useful for your topic:

[Bethesda, Md.] : Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
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Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association,
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[Evanston, Ill.] : American Theological Association, [Ipswich, Mass.] : EBSCO Information Services
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[New York] : Elsevier, 2004-
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the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 18,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, SciVerse Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.

Citations and Bibliographic Management

Searchworks and many other databases you will use allow you to get a simple citation by using a "CiteThis" feature or gather more information by using a Send to/Export feature to send records to bibliographic management tools such as Refworks or EndNote.  You can also use resources such as Zotero or Mendeley to gather information including citations.  For more on these, see the guide to Bibliography Management.